Global National: Oct. 4, 2022 | Hockey Canada execs grilled over handling of sex abuse claims

Global National: Oct. 4, 2022 | Hockey Canada execs grilled over handling of sex abuse claims

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Already under intense criticism for how Hockey Canada handled multiple sexual assault allegations, past and present members of the organization’s board defended its record before a parliamentary committee, in a combative and tense hearing. As Abigail Bimman reports, they told MPs nothing needs to change with Hockey Canada, and said the organization was the victim.

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